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10 Thursday

environmentalism

Not so long ago, the idea of a Colorado Springs Green Fair seemed like a chance for the environmental crowd to share their passion for all things green, even if the masses weren't interested. These days, though, being green has become totally mainstream, so the 2009 Green Fair from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at City Auditorium (221 E. Kiowa St., springsgov.com) should have a broader appeal than ever, with booths and presentations ranging from recycling, home improvement and Xeriscaping to personal care, transportation and more. Admission is free, with special activities for students. You'll see greenies and treehuggers, but they won't be feeling lonely anymore. — RR

11 Friday

comedy

Although relatively unknown in his own right, Jerry Seinfeld has shared stages with such nationally recognized comedians as Sam Kinison, Judy Tenuta and Andrew Dice Clay. A talented dinner theater veteran, he's also performed as "Slinky" the Rodeo Clown and appeared on the bill at firemen and police charity balls across the country. You can catch him tonight in a performance that the Rhinebeck Courier heralded as "delightfully amusing." Showtime is at 7 at the Pikes Peak Center (190 S. Cascade Ave., pikespeakcenter.com) with ticket prices ranging from $45 to $75. — BF

12 Saturday

fashion

Flaunt has grown out of its fashion-oriented origins after last year's hiatus, and this year encompasses experimental music and visual, video and performance art (don't worry, a fashion show remains on the docket). Flaunt: Evolution, taking place tonight from 7 to 11 under the Colorado Avenue bridge, (flauntsprings.com) unites the creative forces of FutureSelf, the Gallery of Contemporary Art at UCCS and TheatreWorks for an evening of artsy happenings "in a quest to advance our species through original works whose ideological themes are life, growth and sustainability." Now that's a party with a conscience. To play, you have to be at least 21. General admission tickets are $30, and you can reserve yours by calling 255-3232. — EA

13 Sunday

music

Pin that shiny admission badge to your chest, grab your events program and prepare to experience Sunday on the Town. This nomadic event in downtown Colorado Springs (with information and tickets available at csphilharmonic.org) will send you whirling among 23 different restaurants, appetizers in hand, past roaming street musicians and open-air painters to shops full of sales and contests for the winning. If only every day were Sunday on the Town day ... I digress. Anyway, proceeds benefit the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and the Downtown Partnership. Save $5 by ordering in advance; otherwise tickets run $30 for adults and $15 for children ages 7 to 12. — BC

14 Monday

food

Today marks the beginning of Local Food Week, a weeklong (you don't say) highlighting of local businesses, people, food (duh) and drink brought to you by local (duh!) growing advocates Peak to Plains Alliance. Join members of Slow Food Colorado Springs from 5 to 8 tonight for a "Meet-the-Producers" dinner featuring tapas, beer and wine tastings and prizes at Adam's Mountain Café (934 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, RSVP by Sept. 10 to 633-5185); seats are $55 ($50 for members). Otherwise, check peaktoplains.com for a full listing of events, including free lectures, volunteer opportunities, a film screening and of course, lots more sustainable-minded eatin'. — MS

15 Tuesday

nature/drinking

Evidently, members of the Sierra Club Pikes Peak Group come inside at least once a year. At 7 tonight, they'll gather for their Annual Wine & Cheese Get-Together indoors at the Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado (315 E. Costilla St., 520-5381), and you're invited. Join them for a free presentation on local trails, information on locally grown and organic products, and details on what they're referring to as other "outdoor recreational opportunities." — JT

16 Wednesday

music

It's a unique if not impressive picture of the American Dream: on-foot immigration from Mexico, political asylum, a record deal, sold-out shows in Miami and worldwide tours. But 3 de la Habana, couldn't have done it any other way. Since fleeing from Cuba, the trio has experienced widespread acclaim for its modern embrace of traditional Cuban styles. Combining Cuban percussion, creative lyrics and an energetic stage presence, this may be your best bet for a taste of what the Land of the Free now offers. Today's free show kicks off at 7 p.m. in CSU-Pueblo's Occhiato University Center Ballroom (2200 Bonforte Blvd, 719/549-2151) as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. — JK

Contributors: Edie Adelstein, Bryce Crawford, Bill Forman, John Knight, Ralph Routon, Matthew Schniper and Jill Thomas.

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